Community funding for worthy local projects

8/07/2019 3:45 p.m.

8 July 2019

Are you part of a local community group looking for funding support with a project? 

The Te Awamutu and Cambridge Community Boards and the Pirongia Ward Committee have funds available to help community organisations in Waipa get their local projects off the ground.

Waipa District Council, through the Boards and the Pirongia Ward Committee, provides discretionary funds to support community organisations who offer services or support in the Waipa district. 

Last year more than $74,000 was funded to community groups across the district.  Grants for projects included $3,000 to upgrade the switchboard and metering around the Te Rore Hall, $3,000 to put towards refurbishing the Kihikihi Presbyterian Village recreation hall, and $2,000 to help Cambridge BMX Club’s maintain its track.

“Funds to community groups are allocated at the start of each financial year, through our Cambridge and Te Awamutu Community Boards and the Pirongia Ward Committee,” Jo Gread, Governance Manager explains. 

“Priority will be given to those applying for community projects, as opposed to operating costs.”
Applications for discretionary funding close at 5pm on 19 July 2019 for consideration by the Community Boards and Committee in early August.

The Boards and Committee will also consider applications for financial assistance during the course of the year, for projects before 30 June 2020.

Forms are available to download from Waipa District Council’s website and are also available at Council offices.
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